Dr Davoud Pourmarzi

BSc (Pub Hlth), MSc (Epi), PhD
Research Fellow (MAE Program)
College of Health & Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Health Information Systems (Incl. Surveillance) 111711
  • Preventive Medicine 111716
  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Infectious Diseases 110309
  • Health Promotion 111712

Research interests

- Diseases Prevention and Control Programs

- Sexual Health

- Blood-borne Viruses

- Primary Health Care

- Migrants' Health


Davoud is an epidemiologist with interest in evidence-based diseases prevention and control programs. His research examines the effectiveness, acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of diseases prevention and control programs and strategies. He has worked for more than 10 years in the areas of primary health care delivery and diseases prevention and control programs management. Davoud's PhD project was on developing successful community-based models of care for the elimination of hepatitis C virus as a public health threat in Australia. Davoud is a Curriculum Convenor for the MAE program and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has extensive experience in teaching and educational leadership in tertiary education in public health areas.

Available student projects

  • Barriers to and enablers of participating in the Bowel Cancer Screening (MPH, Honours, MPhil, PhD)

Current student projects

Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology Supervision

  1. Projects include measles outbreak investigation, measles-specific antibody levels in a subset of Australian blood plasma donors, a retrospective data analysis of laboratory-detected cases of iGAS bloodstream infections in Hunter New England Local Health District from 2008 to 2019, and evaluation of NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System in capturing outcomes of Invasive meningococcal disease. (Primary Supervisor)
  2. Projects include SARS-CoV-2 transmission in New South Wales schools and early childhood education and care settings, epidemiology of diphtheria in Australia, 1999–2019, epidemiology of measles in Australia, 2012–2019, and evaluation of typing data from the Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program. (Primary Supervisor)
  3. Projects include investigation of COVID-19 outbreak at a restaurant in Qld, investigation of Human Salmonellosis outbreak, Establishment of a COVID-19 Test monitoring system for residential aged care facilities in QLD, Epidemiology of Chlamydial Eye Infections Notified in Queensland: 2000 to 2019, and Assessment of the publicly-funded pneumococcal vaccine in children. (Primary Supervisor)


Past student projects

PhD Supervision

Investigating mental health outcome and social functioning in ecstasy and methamphetamine users: analysis of a seven-year longitudinal study. School of Public Health, UQ. Associate Supervisor

Honours Supervision

Injecting drug use opportunities and reasons for choosing not to inject: A population-based study of Australian young adult stimulant users. School of Public Health, UQ. Associate Supervisor


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

Return to top

Updated:  04 July 2022 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers